What I Bought.

IMG.jpgLast year we had purchased a cord kit from Urban Outfitters. We were first going to hang it in our addition under our staircase, that is, when it was still going to be a little office space. When we had no other choice but to turn it into a closet, I decided to use the cord as an extra light source in our spare bedroom. That was all fine and dandy until a few months later when I was in desperate need for a light above our beautiful DIY Cot. I needed one that would not take up any shelf space. Cue the cord kit!

At first I held off buying a pendant for the kit, simply because it kept moving around Little Green every few months. I didn’t want to commit to something unique that only fit the decor of that particular room. After hanging over my blogging corner for awhile, I knew that I would not be changing it again (knock on wood). So I went back on UO’s website, added this triple tiered shade to my cart, and happily checked out!

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Readers, do you also wait awhile before making your design decisions?

P.S. Did any of you happen to notice that I’ve added an ‘About Me’ in the sidebar?

P.P.S. Did you also notice that I am using capital letters now? Hello big changes! :-)))

hey mishka giveaway.

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are any of you fans of giveaways? although i rarely ever win anything, i am a huge sucker for them!! last month, i was chosen as a winner for two word press giveaways! maybe i should start trying my luck at a casino?

if you haven’t already checked out hey mishka, you are definitely missing out. style, festivity, and fashion ideas? what is not to like?! also, this book that i won is super amazing. i will be featuring two of its many project ideas on hello scarlett this month. 

have a wonderful week, and be sure to keep an eye out for giveaway posts! you never you when you may be picked as a winner! ;-)))

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float on.

this month we were lucky enough to get away for one night in order to have a winter road trip. our goals were to buy everyone’s christmas present, and to shop for ourselves. (we aren’t completely selfless!) while the trip went very quickly, it was an incredibly fun and productive one. :-))

this was also the first time that i shot only videos of our holiday! so readers, here is our vacation in 3 minutes. have a great week!!

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a dress for baba + a birthday for me.

IMG_1.jpgtoday’s post is a very bittersweet one. first, i will begin with this dress tutorial.

when my baba passed away two months ago, my mum and i went through her house and began to decide what should stay and what should go. i found myself going through her closet and having a memory for each piece of clothing that was in there. when i came across her favourite plaid shirt, i just knew that i had to take it home and do something with it. we also had some denim in our home, and i thought that the two would make the cutest and trendiest dress. i bought my first pattern, and began to create what i call baba’s dress.

IMG_2.jpgthe first step was to choose a pattern.

IMG_3.jpgnext i cut the sleeves and bottom half off of the shirt.

IMG_4.jpgthen i followed the pattern for the skirt.

IMG_5.jpgi also added pleats (my first ever attempt). it was a success!

IMG_6.jpglast, i sewed it all together, made alterations, sewed some more, altered, sewed, altered, sewed, altered … you get the picture. ;-)))

1.jpg2.jpgi also made a huge mess since i do not have a sewing room. my cat loved it, though! however, perhaps leave this out of your own diy.

IMG_1.jpgIMG_3.jpgIMG_2.jpgIMG_5.jpgnow i can always wear something that once belonged to my baba. for that reason, this has become my most cherished dress.

IMG_6362.jpg IMG_6361.jpgreaders, today is my birthday. while i do not like to celebrate turning a year older (what woman does), i am spending the day with my family, as well as at a museum. that is the best gift that i could ask for.

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little green’s staircase.

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when we first bought little green, the stairs to our master bedroom consisted of what we called a ‘sladder’ (staircase/ladder). because they were so steep and narrow and without a railing, we limited our trips up into our bedroom. whatever we needed for that day, we made sure that we would bring it down in the morning. it was always an adventure getting up in the middle of the night, and more than once our feet would slip and we’d have a small heart attack as we would grab onto the wall for support! are you surprised that these stairs (and our roof) did not pass our home inspection? we weren’t!

now the construction of our stairs was another matter entirely. when we finally did find workers to do the job, they assured us that it would only take two weeks. four months later, and nowhere near completion, we fired the contractors and got the help of my brother to finish the job. thank goodness for handy family members! he taught us how to add, mud, and patch drywall, install baseboards and trim, and build a railing. we gained about 4 feet of wall space, a closet, a unique landing, a longer and wider staircase, and a bigger opening to our loft. the end result is nowhere near what we originally wanted, but i love it just the same.

do you have any construction horror stories that you would like to share?

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